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Low calorie lounge - salad dressing recipe

Posted by Elizebath Bijoy Monday, February 7, 2011


When you are dieting, eating salad is the best option. But eating salad all the time can get really boring and unappetising. To make your salad appealing, here is an idea. Make tasty and delicious salad dressings that give the extra taste to your dull salads. The only thing to remember is that the purpose of having a salad is to reduce the calorie intake, so be careful with the mayonnaise and cheese in your dressings. A low calorie salad dressing is always the best option in such situations. Read this article to find out some interesting low calorie salad dressing recipes for delicious and healthy salads. And remember, the recipes given here are not strict information for you to follow rote. You can always manipulate and add substitutes in the dressing that you are preparing to make it suit your taste buds better. Have fun experimenting and stick with your salad diet to experience a whole new you.
Healthy Salad Dressing
 Recipe 1
 Ingredients
  • ½  cup Buttermilk
  • 6 tbsp low-calorie Mayonnaise    
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • ½ cup chopped fresh Parsley
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Dash of Tabasco
Method:
Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl.
Keep mixing until you get a smooth texture. This is very important.
Add water in little quantities beforehand so that it is easier to mix all the ingredients.
Round up the preparation by adding salt and pepper and tabasco.
Serve with the salad.

Recipe 2
 Ingredients
  • ½ cup low fat Cottage Cheese
  • ½ tsp Lemon juice
  • ¾ tsp chopped Onions or Chives, optional
Method:
Transfer all the ingredients in a blender and mix for 2 minutes so that you get a smooth consistency.
Serve this with your favourite salad.
This salad dressing has only 10 calories per tablespoon.

Recipe 3
 Ingredients
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 cup low-calorie Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh Onion
Method:
Cut the cucumber into small slices. Chopping it into small pieces makes it easier to blend in the mixer.
Now mix all the ingredients in blender until smooth.
Pour into a jar and cover and store in the refrigerator. This salad dressing tastes better when it is served chilled.
Now, the important part, 1 tbsp of this dressing gives about 20 calories per servings.

Recipe 4
 Ingredients
  • 1 cup Tomato Juice
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • ½ tsp Oregano
  • Pinch of Garlic Powder
  • Pinch of Pepper
Method:
Mix all the contents in a bowl and shake well.
Store in covered jar in refrigerator because this salad dressing tastes better when it is cold.
1 tbsp of this salad dressing gives only some 4 calories. So, enjoy your salad without gaining the extra pounds!

Recipe 5
 Ingredients
  • ½ cup Buttermilk
  • ¼ cup Tomato Sauce
  • 6 drops Hot Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Steak Sauce
  • ½ tsp Wine Vinegar
Method: 
Mix the ingredients in a bowl. And it is best to throw in the vegetables immediately and eat the salad while it is fresh
If you refrigerate or delay for some reason, the steak sauce smells strongly and the flavour does not remain balance
  • Reference: iloveindia.com



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